The Ministry of Health disclosed that there are 350 million Hepatitis B Carriers in the world and close to 100 million of them are in China. Of the 700,000 people who die from viral hepatitis diseases each year, 50 percent of them are in China. Also, Hepatitis B is ranked number one among the infectious disorders. It account for 1/3 of the total in China. Each year over 100,000 people contract the Hepatitis B virus.
Source: July 27, 2013, People’s Daily